This paper will discuss the most common causes of poisoning of honey bees and other pollinating insects that occur in the Republic of Serbia and the world as well. Some potential ways of pollinator exposure to different poisons and their intake will be described. The paper will also deal with the methods of testing and assessing toxicity of newly synthesized chemical substances and new formulations, classification of potential toxic substances according to their chemical characteristics and mechanism of action on the insects, symptoms of honeybee poisoning and risk assessment for the uses of pesticides. In the end, the paper will look into the methods of responsible use of pesticides and their toxicity in order to avoid bee poisoning.
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